Planview Blog

Your path to business agility

Enterprise Agile Planning, Products & Tools

Interview on ALM getting a bad name, how Agile and open source are changing that

Published By Mik Kersten

Here is a short interview from The Server Side conference, with Jan Stafford of Software Quality Insights, on how ALM got a bad name from heavyweight methodologies like RUP, and why the move to Agile, open source and developer-centric tools is changing that. Yes, I am in fact holding an invisible crystal ball, which is the very same ball that I’ve been using for my Agile/ALM/dev predictions series. It has been malfunctioning for the past couple of weeks, but has started working again, so stay posted for prediction #1.

Related Posts

Written by Mik Kersten

Dr. Mik Kersten started his career as a Research Scientist at Xerox PARC where he created the first aspect-oriented development environment. He then pioneered the integration of development tools with Agile and DevOps as part of his Computer Science PhD at the University of British Columbia. Founding Tasktop out of that research, Mik has written over one million lines of open source code that are still in use today, and he has brought seven successful open-source and commercial products to market. Mik’s experiences working with some of the largest digital transformations in the world has led him to identify the critical disconnect between business leaders and technologists. Since then, Mik has been working on creating new tools and a new framework - the Flow Framework™ - for connecting software value stream networks and enabling the shift from project to product. Mik lives with his family in Vancouver, Canada, and travels globally, sharing his vision for transforming how software is built, and is the author of Project To Product, a book that helps IT organizations survive and thrive in the Age of Software.